Archive | January 2023

Join Us at Our 2023 Legislative Briefing!

MLAW’s Annual Legislative Briefing will be held online on Wednesday, February 1st at 5pm. Please join us as we announce our 2023 Legislative Agenda. Hear from legislators and advocates who will present each of the bills on the 2023 Agenda and explain how they will impact Maryland women and families. You will hear what you can do to help pass these bills and become involved in the legislative process. Your voice in Annapolis is needed

This year’s briefing will be virtual and hosted on Zoom. There is no charge to attend the briefing, but you must register in order to receive the link to the briefing.  

We invite you or your organization to co-sponsor the briefing. Your sponsorship supports our legislative efforts in Annapolis. Sponsorship includes your logo displayed in the published Agenda, on our website and our Facebook page, and recognition during the online briefing. Click here to co-sponsor (sponsor option is located in “Tickets”). 

Questions? Contact us at We hope to see you at the virtual briefing on February 1st!

Thank you 2023 Briefing Sponsors!

Thank you to the following organizations and individuals for supporting our 2023 Legislative Briefing:

AAUW Maryland
Anne Arundel County NOW
Black Women for Positive Change, Baltimore Chapter
Charles County Commission for Women
Child Justice
Clinton African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, Faith & Social Justice Ministry
DABS Consulting, LLC
Delegate Nicole Williams
Diana Philip
Emerge Maryland
For All Seasons
Ginger Robinson, JD
If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice at University of Baltimore School of Law
Judith Vaughn Prather
Karen Ware
Lisae C Jordan
Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault
Maryland Commission for Women
Maryland Family Network
Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence
Maryland NOW
Melissa Curtin Coaching
Montgomery County Commission for Women
Montgomery County NOW
Planned Parenthood of Maryland
Prince George’s County Alumni Chapter Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc Social Action Committee
ProChoice Maryland
Stella’s Girls, Incorporated
Tahira Mussarat Hussain
Turnaround Inc.
Wandra Ashley-Williams
Women’s Equity Center and Action Network (WE CAN)
Women’s Law Center of Maryland
Zonta Club of Annapolis
Zonta Club of Mid-Maryland

MLAW Sets Our 2023 Agenda

In November, leaders of state-wide organizations and advocates addressing issues of concern to women of Maryland participated in a conference to identify potential legislative initiatives for the 2023 Maryland General Assembly. Fifteen bills were presented at the conference for consideration. A ballot was sent to MLAW members who voted on the top priorities which will make up our official 2023 Legislative Agenda.   As we prepare for the start of the 2023 session of the Maryland General Assembly, we are thrilled to announce the bills that will comprise MLAW’s 2023 Legislative Agenda. The issues selected are listed below and described in more detail here. The eight bills selected are: One of the most powerful advocacy tools for the Agenda is your signature as a supporter. Organizations and individuals are invited to sign on as a supporter of the 2023 Agenda. We also encourage you to invite your friends and colleagues to sign on. A list of supporters will be attached to the document before it is distributed to legislators and the public, as well as included on our website. The document will be released at our Legislative Briefing and will be distributed to all legislators. Cooperative action is the basis upon which MLAW operates. One voice is important but the collective voices of many impacts public policy and enables advocates and legislators to demonstrate concern and support for women’s issues. Make your voice count for women and their families in the 2023 session of the Maryland General Assembly. To add your name to the list of supporters, complete this simple online form. If you would like to add multiple names of friends or colleagues who give you permission to add their names, please email them as well. Spread the word and ask others to support this agenda. You do not need to be a member of MLAW to add your name.